Event: Fort Sheridan: Its History and Architecture


Fort Sheridan: Its History and Architecture

Highland Park —-  Highland Park Historical Society will host on Wednesday May 3rd at 7:00 PM ‘Fort Sheridan: Its History and Architecture,’  with Nicole Stokes.

Learn the history and unique stories of Fort Sheridan in this presentation that draws from the Lake County Discovery Museum’s archives. Topics include the founding of Fort Sheridan, its distinctive architecture, notable residents, and ways visitors can interact with the Fort today as one of Lake County’s many Forest Preserves.

Nicole Stokes has been a Museum Educator at the Lake County Discovery Museum since 2008. In this role she is in charge of interpretation and programming at the Museum, the Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home, Bonner Heritage Farm, and Fort Sheridan. Nicole received a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Anthropology, as well as a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, from the University of Michigan. She is currently working on her Masters in Public History at Loyola University Chicago and will graduate in May 2017.

‘‘Fort Sheridan: Its History and Architecture,’  will be presented at the Highland Park Public Library Auditorium 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park.  For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society at 847.432.7090 or  Admission is free.